The Happiest Hour {Mint Julep}

Two cocktail posts in one week? It must mean that a weekend of celebrations are ahead. I posted my favorite fresh squeeze margarita recipe earlier in the week and now for something to sip on while watching the Derby tomorrow. Served in a traditional silver cup, the mint julep is a must at any Derby party. Fresh muddled mint and simple syrup add freshness to this whisky cocktail making it suitable for warm spring afternoons. Even though the derby only lasts only a short two minutes, mix up a pitcher of juleps and drink them all afternoon! Here's the recipe for a perfect mint julep from New South Food Company.

:: Ingredients ::
3 Sprigs Fresh Mint
1 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 Cup Crushed Ice
4 oz Good Bourbon
1 Mint Sprig for Garnish

:: Directions ::
1. Muddle mint with simple syrup in bottom of cocktail shaker.
2. Add ice and bourbon. Shake well.
3. Pour into rocks glass, garnish with mint sprig and serve.

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